Storm prompts mountain pass closures; falling tree takes out power lines near Auburn
NORTH BEND, Wash. -- A storm caused problems with traffic through the Cascade Mountain passes Thursday. Anywhere from 17 to 24 inches fell on the mountain passes, the National Weather Service said. The Washington State Patrol briefly closed all eastbound lanes of Interstate 90 Thursday morning. The closure was at Denny Creek due to multiple spinouts and collisions amid heavy snowfall. The roadway reopened mid-morning.